Marjorie Lajoie & Zachary Lagha

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Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha are ice dancers who compete for Canada. Lajoie was born 6 November 2000 in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada, while Lagha was born 15 April 1999 in Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada.

Lajoie and Lagha began skating together in 2011. The duo briefly split up in 2015, reforming only a few months later in the summer of 2015, under a new coaching team comprised of Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Pascal Denis, and Romain Haguenauer.

They are the the 2019 World Junior Champions and the 2017, 2018,and 2019 Canadian national junior Ice Dance champions. They are the current senior Canadisn silver meda They placed 6th at the 2017 world junior championships. They won the bronze medal at the 2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final.

Last updated: March 27, 2020 by dorispulaski

Biographical information:​

Their ISU bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00035196.htm

Their Skate Canada bio
https://skatecanada.ca/marjorie-lajoie-zachary-lagha/
(includes links to Skate Canada articles about them)
https://skatecanada.ca/tag/marjorie-lajoie-zachary-lagha/

Marjorie's Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lajoie

Zachary's Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachary_Lagha

Their tracings entry
http://tracings.net/lajo-lagh.html

Their Ice-dance.com profile
https://www.ice-dance.com/site/profile-marjorie-lajoie-zachary-lagha/

Rinkresults:
Marjorie: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32660
Zachary: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32661

Social Media:

Marjorie and Zachary's Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/MLajoieZLagha/

Zachary's Website
http://zacharylagha.com/Biography.aspx

Marjorie's Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/marjorie.lajoie/

Zachary's Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/lagha_zak/



TypeScoreEventEvent Category
Total192.11ISU Four Continents Championships 2020Senior Ice Dance
RD76.43ISU Four Continents Championships 2020Senior Ice Dance
FD115.68ISU Four Continents Championships 2020Senior Ice Dance


Personal Bests (Historical, achieved before 2018-19 season)

TypeScoreEventEvent Category
Total150.30ISU JGP Croatia Cup 2017Junior Ice Dance
SD62.89ISU JGP Croatia Cup 2017Junior Ice Dance
FD87.47ISU World Junior Championships 2017Junior Ice Dance


PROGRAMS​

2019-2020 Season

RD: Swing: Prologue (from "Westside Story") by Leonard Bernstein; Quickstep: Dance at the Gym (from "Westside Story") by Leonard Bernstein; Swing: America (from "Westside Story") by Leonard Bernstein; choreo by R. Haguenauer, G. Cournoyer, M.F. Dubreuil

FD: Bohemian Rhapsody by Freddie Mercury; A Night At the Opera by Freddie Mercury; choreo by R. Haguenauer, G. Cournoyer, M.F. Dubreuil

2020 Four Continents - all Events may be viewed here, even in US
https://yadi.sk/d/qKB44JvYb_HHMA

2020 Canadian Tire Championships RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fycQ4QE0Qmw
2020 Canadian Tire Championships FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_9cohwBKxQ

2019 Finlandia Trophy RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D1qkaVzfCE
2019 Finlandia Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Off2GRrUM
Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75A_WfDTeTc

2019 Lombardia Trophy RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThyTnSuK5HE
2019 Lombardia Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Hgkz2Jazc


2018-2019 Season

RD: Tango: Perro Viejo performed by Otros Aires, Tango: Otro Puente Alsina performed by Otros Aires, Tango: Essa performed by Otros Aires
FD: Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell

2019 Junior Worlds RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7LiTIC7-lk
2019 Junior Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjjpbWovi9Y

2019 Bavarian Open FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlNVSAbhVQ

2019 Canadian Nationals Jr. Rhythm Dance, they skate 9th of 15 skaters
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70nbap
2019 Canadian Nationals Jr Free Dance, they skate 15th of 15 skaters
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70phdr

2019 Canadian Nationals Victory Ceremony
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70r3cl

2018 Junior Grand Prix Final RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwGBPNQEGrw
2018 Junior Grand Prix Final FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-3tDyeYltQ

2018 JGP Richmond RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjlBzEbwEMM
2018 JGP Richmond FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI-cfL_WCsk

2018 JGP Cup of Austria RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxhpfq2Eaxc
2018 JGP Cup of Austria FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dok0bLKDw1Y

A quick peek at their new FD!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlWp2y0FRDz/

2017- 2018 Season
SD: “Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha” by Petty Booka and “Tu Picadura” by Gary Tesca
FD: “Dream” by Imagine Dragons and “Nemesis” by Benjamin Clementine

2018 Junior Worlds SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ0V3Q-Dgms
2018 Junior Worlds FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-c3dTdUrlU8

2018 Interview from Canadian Nationals (in French)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6cvrl2
English translation
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...achary-Lagha&p=1920846&viewfull=1#post1920846

2017-18 JGPF SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bv6KvCa2ao
2017-18 JGPF FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tiBWWBK4y58

2017 Croatia Cup SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=POfPOYeyQok
2017 Croatia Cup FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=epTJvBk9xCs
Victory Ceremony
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W5oYGbeVmww
Interview SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CdeihfWaY3M
Interview FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AOnD8g5Nn_g

2017 JGP Brisbane SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D7_vVe8cfok
2017 JGP Brisbane FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aTbCRuhfiRE

2017 Québec Summer Championships FD
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wyv9c

2016- 2017 Season
SD: “Shopping for Clothes” by The Coasters and “Land of 1000 Dances” by Wilson Pickett (Forrest Gump soundtrack)
FD: “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Sergei RachmaninovO

2017 Junior Worlds SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-b3uCd748U8
2017 Junior Worlds FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x5u1Z9jzO5g

2017 Canadian Nationals JR SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9JYVZJUHmHw
2017 Canadian Nationals JR FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gDYs2RmlHcc
Interview SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CdeihfWaY3M
Interview FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OvoEOe7a7pQ

2017 Challenge FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CRdfaUsuEbQ
Interview
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CRdfaUsuEbQ

2016 JGP Dresden SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iKEzjJsOp6c
2016 JGP Dresden FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W5IyJwPSVE0

2016 JGP Japan SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u0GJNN7Bs-M
2016 JGP Japan FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mnyZ_0zSnwk

2016 Lake Placid Championships SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1-mRIcV-mLo
2016 Lake Placid Championships FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kqZrFJfpOPg

2015- 2016 Season
SD Waltz: Gramophone by Evgeni Doga, Polka: Furioso by Johann Strauss jr
FD Pas de Deux Ktiri and Basilio (from "Don Quixote") by Leon Minkus, l, Quiteria's Variation (from "Don Quixote") by Leon Minkus, Classical Variation I (from "Don Quixote") by Leon Minkus, Pas de Deux Kitri and Basilio V. Coda (from "Don Quixote") by Leon Minkus

2016 World Jr Championships FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgYAgqSZ4-k

2015 JGP Logroño SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5d4UZ2OmNNs
2015 JGP Logroño FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1bFcO0VmVMI

2014- 2015 Season
Novice FD: "Don Quixote" by Leon Minkus

2015 Canadian Nationals PD Paso Doble
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lhPhaZtGcqw
2015 Canadian Nationals PD Westminster Waltz
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VAc_fpWkwwA
2015 Canadian Nationals FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yxqgc14HOaw

2013-2014 Season
Pre Novice FD: Austin Powers soundtrack, "Soul Bossa Nova"

2014 Canadian Nationals PD Starlight Waltz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUSZOsjJEL0
2014 Canadian Nationals Pre Novice FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TNiLfFlzcVI

2014 Québec Sectionals FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=23IP4_BtI5U

2011-2012 Season
Juvenile FD: Carmen

2012 Championships of Québec Juvenile PD European Waltz
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=laHxogs7uyk
2012 Championships of Québec Juvenile FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zh2aFUzuJE


Competitive History


Baby Pictures and Other Activities​


2010 Zachary in singles
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e3iGNZ2T2C0

2008 Marjorie in singles
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tpWREz2VU1w

2012 Zachary plays Scriabin Prelude
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ-1Ezu2kLk

2017 Zachary plays Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FObZm0CFRLg

Galas and Exhibitions​


2018-19 JGPF EX Maybe I, Maybe You by the Scorpions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY1idrWmSiw

2018 Junior Worlds EX Shoppin' For Clothes by The Coasters; Land of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkYghXW6QUE

Apr. 2014 Boucherville Show
Saturday Night Fever
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cXbSWdDlKQM

Other Articles and Interviews​


2019 January Post Nationals Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI-y0Dz-c9k

2019 MK Blades Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnqLmX38UK8

2018 Interview with Zachary
https://medium.com/@JacksonUltima/jacksonfamily-interviews-ft-zachary-lagha-d2b849ddb947
 
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jemmabrie17

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Congratulations to Majorie and Zach, who not only improved upon their personal bests in their short and combined score in Croatia, but also produced two strong performances resulting in a well deserved win in Zagreb!!!!! this is their first ever JGP victory! With this win they have also qualified for their first junior Grand prix final!! This is the most confident and in command I've ever seen them perform two programs at an event. I'm also glad to see them stick with their tough twizzle entry, they are getting really close to nailing it! Still room for improvement, but I thought that the progress between Brisbane and here was notable. Yay!!! So excited for them!!! :hap93:
 

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thank you for starting this thread! they deserve it... gosh i love their smooth skating and deep knees
 

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By far my favourite junior dance team. I love the free dance especially (and their costumes). They improved so much between Brisbane and Zagreb. I'm very excited to see them at the JGPF. And they have such a good coaching team.
 

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Hi guys! I thought it was about time for L&L to have their own fan thread here :). They really do deserve it! They really impressed me at Canadian nationals and World juniors this past season. I Don't think their programs from last season were anything special, but what caught my eye is how well they sold the programs they were given, which usually takes a team a long time to develop. I agree wholeheartedly, their knee bend and edge quality is really great, it seems to come naturally to them. I think they also have great speed and are able to skate close together in hold and step sequences with ease.I know they still have a lot of room to improve, as is the case with any team, but I think that they are very capable of being competitive in all of the elements, and their skating skills are right up their too, It's just about connecting the dots now, finding cohesiveness. finesse. I saw some of that here. What I also really like about this team is the speed at which they improve. the improvement just in the last two years has been crazy. Between every event they seem to improve in some capacity.They are always hungry to improve, they never seem entirely pleased, regardless of the result. and I completely agree that a lot of that improvement is due to their current coaching team. I actually think their SD this year is a great vehicle for them, and it stands out amongst the others for me. I wasn't very fond of their FD initially, but it is really growing on me. I don't know if this is pretentious to say, but I really think they are one of the most evenly matched, if not the most evenly matched team in terms of skills competing in juniors. I am sooooooooooooo looking forward to the JGP as well. It looks like it's going to be ultra competitive this year! :popcorn: I know it's still way too early to tell, but I wonder if they will also enter the senior event at nationals? I think they have a pretty reasonable shot at getting one of the four continent spots. but that may not be their focus. anyways I'm a incoherent rambler, so I apologize for this huge blob of comments.:p
 

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I'd be interested to see them at 4CC, but they'd have to get their senior minimums somewhere first. It would mean creating senior versions of their programs, which is a bigger deal in dance than in the other disciplines, and they might just want to focus on the junior ones for Junior Worlds, since I'm sure they're hoping to content for a medal there. I think most of the time it doesn't make sense for dancers to switch between junior and senior, but Tessa and Scott did 4CC in 2006 when they won everything in juniors, so sometimes it works.
 

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I'd be interested to see them at 4CC, but they'd have to get their senior minimums somewhere first. It would mean creating senior versions of their programs, which is a bigger deal in dance than in the other disciplines, and they might just want to focus on the junior ones for Junior Worlds, since I'm sure they're hoping to content for a medal there. I think most of the time it doesn't make sense for dancers to switch between junior and senior, but Tessa and Scott did 4CC in 2006 when they won everything in juniors, so sometimes it works.

I think they should focus on junior worlds as well... but 4cc is a definite option.... as we for sure cannot expect the top 3 to go...

so it looks like Soucisse Firus, Sales/W (saving myself the shame of a spelling mistakes) could easily be sent... but then... who else?

I think they could get TES minimums simply by doing a later senior b...
 

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Congratulations to Marjorie and Zachary on winning their 2nd National championships with a new Canadian record score! :hap10: :hap93:
 

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Can someone translate this interview to English, please?

Summarized translation (not word for word) :

Interviewer (I): how do you feel after such a flawless performance?

Zack: it was very good but not flawless, we still have lots of work to do; ... but we are happy because we gave our max and were able to perform as we do during training: that was our objective.

Marjo: We were happy because we were able to stay in the present moment despite the pressure, it was a good feeling for us.

I: Did you feel more pressure as you had to defend your performances from previous junior nationals ? (3rd time)

Zack: No. We were nervous because we wanted to show what we are able to do during training, but not more nervous

I: How different is your preparation for a national vs international competition?

Marjo: Preparation is the same, it is the feeling the can be different, as sometimes you have more people attending, and cameras on you even during warm-up.
But we manage our preparation the same way, a competition is a competition.

I: What is coming next

Zack: Getting ready for Junior Worlds, improve our skating and showing it there.
 

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Summarized translation (not word for word) :

Interviewer (I): how do you feel after such a flawless performance?

Zack: it was very good but not flawless, we still have lots of work to do; ... but we are happy because we gave our max and were able to perform as we do during training: that was our objective.

Marjo: We were happy because we were able to stay in the present moment despite the pressure, it was a good feeling for us.

I: Did you feel more pressure as you had to defend your performances from previous junior nationals ? (3rd time)

Zack: No. We were nervous because we wanted to show what we are able to do during training, but not more nervous

I: How different is your preparation for a national vs international competition?

Marjo: Preparation is the same, it is the feeling the can be different, as sometimes you have more people attending, and cameras on you even during warm-up.
But we manage our preparation the same way, a competition is a competition.

I: What is coming next

Zack: Getting ready for Junior Worlds, improve our skating and showing it there.

Thank you very much! :)
 

jemmabrie17

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Just dropping by to congratulate Majorie and Zachary on skating two avery solid programs at junior worlds. I thought the Fd scores where a little harsh in comparison to the other top team’s scores, although I may or may not be a tad biased towards L & L :biggrin:. All that aside 4th place is nothing to complain about! It’s still a fantastic showing as well as an improvement on last years worlds placement. This is the first time I really got into their fd, there was an air of subtly and they seemed really calm, collected, and confidence and I thought it translated into the vibe of the program very well!aAgain Congrats to M an Z!
 

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I'm sooo excited!! can't wait to see what they have come up with, hope it will be their breakthrough season :)
 

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I updated their OP. Please take a look?
If there are any omissions or corrections needed, please tell me?
 
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